Category: Obama

Crowds WALK OUT during Obama’s speech at rare campaign trail appearance in Maryland

A rare appearance on the campaign trail by President Obama in Maryland on Sunday night to support Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, right, was marred by a stream of crowd members leaving soon after the president started to speak and a yelling heckler

A rare appearance on the campaign trail by President Obama in Maryland on Sunday night to support Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, right, was marred by a stream of crowd members leaving soon after the president started to speak and a yelling heckler.

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In Iraq, Syria, US lifts rules meant to protect civilians

A Syrian man inspects the damage following a reported US-led coalition airstrike against the headquarters of al-Nusra Front, 20 km west of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 25, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/Sami Ali)

A Syrian man inspects the damage following a reported US-led coalition airstrike against the headquarters of al-Nusra Front, 20 km west of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 25, 2014.                                         (photo credit: AFP/Sami Ali)

Exacting standards designed to avoid unintended casualties do not apply to fight against Islamic State, White House says

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Obama’s $500 Million Price Tag to Arm, Train Syrian Rebels, Raises Concerns

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Rebels in the Free Syrian Army prepare a locally made cannon for battle on the frontlines of Wadi Al-Dayf camp in the southern Idlib countryside in September of 2014. (PHOTO: REUTERS / KHALIL ASHAWI)

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Obama Orders Airstrikes in Syria for First Time (Video)

Associated Press

Published on Sep 10, 2014

Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorizes airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extremists. (Sept. 10)

US launches airstrikes around Iraq’s Haditha Dam

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FILE – In this Sunday, May 29, 2005 file photo, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Bickerstaff of Satellite Beach, Florida, uses a tent pole to bat a rock off the Haditha Dam where his unit is based, 220 kilometers (140 miles) northwest of Baghdad. The U.S. military launched airstrikes Sunday around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.  (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg, File)

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US to form ‘core coalition’ to fight Isis militants in Iraq

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An F/A-18C Hornet lands on the flightdeck of the US navy aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush after flying missions over Iraq. Photograph: Hasan Jamali/AP

US secretary of state John Kerry rules out committing ‘boots on the ground’ at meeting of 10 nations on sidelines of Nato summit

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